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Dementia Center

The Dementia Center is a newly instated center established in April 2022. Ongoing initiatives of the department include a differential diagnosis of dementia, treatment and prevention of cognitive decline, and support for a safe and secure hospital stay for patients with dementia.

Medical Care System

Physicians and psychiatrists from the Departments of Neurology, Geriatric Medicine, Neuropsychiatry, and Neurosurgery are responsible for medical care at the Center. Dementia care during hospitalization is provided by the Elderly Care Support Team (certified dementia nurses and physicians).

Treatment Policy

The standard procedure for treating patients covers, first of all, a patient interview, secondly, a medical examination, and thirdly, a neuropsychiatric examination, a blood test, imaging tests (head CT, MRI, radionuclide scan), a spinal fluid test (inpatient) if necessary, a dif ferential diagnosis, and the proposition of a treatment plan. The treating physician will propose a plan that enables the patient to lead a life that accommodates his/her unique lifestyle, even with a dementia diagnosis. Our specialized medical care is provided in cooperation with family doctors.

Areas of Expertise

We provide differential diagnosis and treatment of dementia by conducting psychiatric testing, imaging tests, and spinal fluid testing through outpatient and inpatient examinations. We also offer guidance on dementia prevention according to a dementia risk assessment. Consultation with nursing care and social services is provided, and treatment will be administrated according to the dementia-related behavioral and psychological symptoms specific to the patient.

Target Diseases

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, frontal temporal dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, chronic subdural hematoma, MCI (mild cognitive impairment), early onset dementia, pseudodementia caused by depression, cognitive decline caused by medication, and other diseases that cause cognitive decline.

Tatsushi Toda

Tatsushi Toda


Neurology, Dementia Center


M.D., Ph.D.


Neurology, Neurogenetics

Research Interests

Researches of mono- and polygenic diseases and brain function based on genome analysis (congenital muscular dystrophies, Parkinson’s disease, IQ, mental retardation, etc). Antisense therapy for Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy


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